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Daily Skate: Flyers shopping Bobrovsky?

Posted on: July 9, 2011 9:57 am
Edited on: July 9, 2011 1:36 pm
By: Adam Gretz

PHILADELPHIA SHOPPING BOBROVSKY? After a promising start to his rookie season it appeared that Sergei Bobrovsky was going to be the goaltender of the future for the Philadelphia Flyers. Now that the team has acquired Ilya Bryzgalov, and signed him to a nine-year, $50 million contract, Bobrovsky's role with the club is up in the air. According to Frank Seravalli of, the Flyers are apparently shopping Bobrovsky in a trade, even though general manager Paul Holmgren denied it. It might be tough to move a goaltender at this point in the offseason given how few openings there are at the position around the league. Last week the Avalanche gave up a first-round draft pick to acquire Semyon Varlamov from the Capitals, who then turned around and signed free agent Tomas Vokoun to a one-year, $1.5 million contract. Bobrovsky started 52 games for the Flyers last season, winning 28, and finishing with a .915 save percentage.

NEW YORK RE-SIGNS ANISIMOV, SAUER The New York Rangers signed a pair of their restricted free agents on Friday, agreeing to terms with forward Artem Anisimov and defenseman Michael Sauer. The 23-year-old Anisimov set career highs across the board last season, finishing with 18 goals and 26 assists in 82 games. His deal is a two-year contract. Sauer, also 23, is coming off his rookie season with the club where he played in 76 games, recording three goals to go with 12 assists while averaging over 17 minutes of ice-time per game.

MARTINEZ AVOIDS ARBITRATION Defenseman Alec Martinez and the Los Angeles Kings avoided salary arbitration on Friday by agreeing to a two-year contract. He had five goals and 11 assists a year ago. Los Angeles still needs to work out a deal with its other restricted free agent along the blue line, 21-year-old sensation Drew Doughty.

ARBITRATION DATES ANNOUNCED All of the scheduled arbitration dates were released on Friday, and you can check them all out at the NHLPA website. Some of the big ones: Brandon Dubinsky (Rangers), July 21; Ryan Callahan (Rangers), July 28; Shea Weber (Predators), August 2; Zach Parise (Devils), August 3. Deals can still be worked out prior to the arbitration dates to avoid the awkwardness -- and brutal honesty -- that often comes during the hearings.

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Since: Jan 15, 2009
Posted on: July 10, 2011 1:32 pm

Daily Skate: Flyers shopping Bobrovsky?

I think Flyers still might make a run at Stamkos.if they go after him they will need some coin and salary cap space.They will have to give up some draft picks in the deal so what ever they can get for Bobrovsky would be great. Or if they are just looking for future considerations for him and a less of impact player.You guys know the Flyers they are always looking to make a trade. That is one thing I love about them they don't sit around and do nothing.

Since: Jul 10, 2011
Posted on: July 10, 2011 2:05 am


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Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: July 10, 2011 1:55 am

Daily Skate: Flyers shopping Bobrovsky?

I thought his salary was under 1mil?

The Flyers still will need a competant backup goalie, and Bobrovsky is that.  I'm still hoping he is the future, but if he isn't, maybe he will be future trade bait.

Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: July 9, 2011 11:30 am

Daily Skate: Flyers shopping Bobrovsky?

Seems the Flyers will almost have to trade Bobrovsky, though not necessarily before training camp or even before the season starts.  His salary is not a pittance, and the Flyers are not a good enough team to be able to have that much salary (and talent) sitting on the bench most of the time. 

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